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PSCI1035

Contemporary Political Thought

Contemporary Political Thought
In this course we will survey political theory in the United States and Europe from 1945 to the present. Students will explore a broad range of topics, including the revival of political philosophy, relativism, rationalism, totalitarianism, contemporary liberal theory, communitarianism, conservatism, multiculturalism, and postmodernism. We will study leading works by some of the twentieth century’s most influential political thinkers. Authors will include Leo Strauss, Hannah Arendt, Michael Oakeshott, Isaiah Berlin, Eric Voegelin, John Rawls, Michael Sandel, Michael Walzer, and Michel Foucault. (Political Theory)/
Subject:
Political Science
Department:
Political Science
Division:
Social Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
EUR PHL SOC WTR

Sections

Winter 2014

PSCI1035A-W14 Lecture (Callanan)